Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Space Gift Vouchers

You can even find something for the man/woman who has everything in Space so here's Space Girl looking good on our gift vouchers. 
Available now in amounts of £10 or, well just the £10 as it took me ages to do and may actually be illegal.
These are not legal tender on Earth, only in Space.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Retro Heaven

Here's a pic of Shados area in Space, gorgeous lamps, Riihimaki vases, 60s record players, a very cool chair and some unique 70s architectural drawings. 
They've got their own shop in Leeds too, Take a LOOK

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Fairs fair

There's always some Space related activity of a weekend but this one seems extra special.  On Sat 10th Nov, our friends at Harrogate Does Vintage have another fair in the lush setting of Harrogate Theatre. These have been lots of fun and well attended in the past so well worth a look. To entice you further they've offered halfprice entry and 10% in the tearoom to any Space fans attending, so print the pic off or swing by Space on Sat morn to pick one up.

Then on the Sunday, Megan from Space and Purple Rabbit in Halifax is having one of her acclaimed fairs in Halifax.  Very well spoken of with entertainment and 50 plus quality stalls, this is another not to miss.  In the middle of all this excitement, don't forget to come in and see us at Space...

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Harrogate Vintage Wedding fair

Harrogate Vintage Wedding Fair is back!
Oh yes! The Vintage Wedding Fair will be coming back to Harrogate on Sunday 30th September with another wonderfully beautiful fair to solve all your wedding needs.
Looking for your perfect dress?
Maybe your wedding is taking inspiration from a specific era?
Or perhaps you’re looking for the ultimate finishing touch?
Whatever you desire, the Vintage Wedding Fair has it covered! With around 45 fantastic exhibitors on hand to assist you, you are guaranteed to be inspired and delighted as you make your way through the stalls of stunningly presented vintage treasures. Plus, with nearly three years’ experience bringing together the best selection of vintage wedding exhibitors around and as one of the first to ever do so, it is safe to say you are in expert hands!
So who to look out for….
Well, to name a few, Debbie Carlise will be exhibiting her hand-crafted bouquets made from vintage jewellery while Get Knotted and Fleur Adamo will be offering you beautiful flower services. James Melia will also be there showcasing his stunning wedding photography. There is even going to be a vintage ice cream van available for hire, courtesy of Sunshine Scoops as well as Better Daze with their Jukebox also available for hire, who will be serenading you with music from the 1930s to 1960s!
As for the dresses…there will be an abundance of specialist exhibitors selling a mixture of real vintage wedding dresses and vintage inspired wedding dresses from the 1930s to 1970s. Look out for Luxe BridalLily and Louie,Vintage Emporium and On the Cusp Vintage. So brides, make your way to the St George Hotel, 1 Ripon Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SY – doors open from 12 noon until 5pm with entry on the door costing just £5. See you there!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Cape Crusade..

Are we the best vintage store in the country?? If you want a cape then, I'd guess at the moment, that would be a yes. We've got about a dozen in, all great quality, proper vintage and each one an item that makes the wearer feel cool and unique as well as cosy!

Heres a funky 60s wool number, no label. Great colours and really warm

A vintage nurses cape, we've no idea how to wear the 2 long ties, anyone?
A lovely camel colour felt one, probably home made in the 60s or 70s
Another wool number, Mexican, bought in Texas in the late 60s. Great ethnic patterns

Saving the best for last, here's another Mexican cape, bought in the early 70s and made of a great quality suede with detailing at the front, absolutely stunning.
 We've got plenty of others too, even kids ones, really sweet.
To pad out the blog here's a picture of a 'groovy' 60s cape.  Its surprising hard to find good pictures of cape wearers that aren't either superheroes or in Kasabian.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


A great article in this months Living magazine.....It really is all about me this one but I'm prepared to sacrifice my privacy in the interests of promoting the shop. enjoy..

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Hawaiian Flair

Having just got in over 60 'Hawaiian Shirts'.....

Here's our Andy with a selection, obviously the stones lips shirt would stretch any definition of Hawaiian so I thought a little research would be in order..

In the 1920s and 30s Japanese and Chinese tailors on the islands began making shirts out of imported silks and cottons for the growing tourist and cruise trade. It wasn't until WW2, with the stationing of thousands of American GIs on the islands that the designs started to make much impression outside of Hawaii. Here's Space family favorite Montgomery Clift in 'From Here To Eternity' which did for Hawaiian shirts what it did for having sex in the crashing ocean waves

By the 40s and 50s recognisable designs were being made made in large quantities often out of new miracle fibers such as Rayon (ironic, considering the polyester nature of modern chinese imports)
Over the next decades the Hawaiian shirt underwent some unlikely changes, it was recognised as a major export and rechristened the 'Aloha' shirt and, with the help of some canny marketing, became the official business dress of the islands. There was also the beginning of their status as collectible and potentially valuable items, not to mention them achieving the kitsch qualities they still have today

Few Hawaiian shirts in the UK today can be recognised as the genuine article, not even all of those made in Hawaii are considered to be of the quality and design of the 'golden age' of the 50s. If you can, find one with more traditional designs, ukuleles, pineapples, flamingos, sunsets and block floral prints are more Aloha than dragons and rock chicks. Whichever you wear, do it with confidence, there are few rules with Aloha shirts, don't wear them too tight, don't wear a jacket over them unless you want to look like an extra from Miami Vice and never, ever tuck them in.....
Oh, dear, Magnum P.I..

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Harrogate Vintage Trail

All the vintage bods in Harrogate have got together and created a leaflet highlighting the ever increasing amount of places to buy you vintage and retro gems in our lovely little town. Heres the front...

and heres a map.. 

feel free to print it off if it'll help you get around..
and heres a link to the facebook site of VintageShops.co.uk where you can find more details on some of these great shops.. 

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Cats in Hats

Now, I thought I knew hats, but a quick blog about the differences between certain types have hat has turned into an education.  Firstly, here's a pic of what we sell...

Pretty impressive if we say so ourselves with caps, trilbys, fedoras, pork-pies, homburgs all ready to go.  So, whats the differences between all these?  Caps can have a blog all to themselves but what makes a trilby a trilby and a homburg a homburg?
Firstly, they're both fedoras. I'd always thought that a fedora was a wide-brimmed felt hat with a pinched front, as expertly modelled by Paul Simenon of The Clash

But it seems that, technically at least, fedora is a generic term for any hat of this basic shape so trilbys and homburgs are fedoras of a particular style.
Homburgs are the more formal solid hats with a fixed brim and a centre dent, occasionally called a 'Godfather' hat and here's why....

Not for the faint-hearted these as its harder to counteract the size and formality with the right clothes and attitude, much easier is the trilby, easily the most common hat around today. For those poor souls not brave enough to wear vintage there are plenty of cheap (and not always nasty) copies in Topshop and Primark.  For a masterclass in how to wear a trilby, or pretty much any hat, just look to the master, ol' blue eyes

And for those taking it to the next level, the pork-pie hat with its short brim and flat top,  beloved of jazz dancers, rudeboys and immortalised by Gene Hackman as 'popeye' Doyle

The key to all these, of course, is to wear with confidence and never forget that 'jaunty' angle.
Lastly, it's not just men that aren't wearing enough hats, don't forget that a masculine hat can look stunning on a woman too. Here's Faye Dunaway (who defined wearing a beret in Bonnie & Clyde) in funky, floppy fedora.

Heres a great site dedicated to hats for any wanting to delve deeper....Headstart

Saturday, 28 January 2012

On Line Reviews

Its great to come across really nice reviews and mentions on the web that you didn't even know were there.

Thanks to Mandy from Interior Design Anglesey for this from last Sept, click on the pic....

And this great guide to Harrogate from last Nov.

Friday, 27 January 2012


Our new look window/doorway, with matching mannequins and everything.

That's an original Ossie Clark on the left, with a lovely 70s Maxi and a cool retro chinese dress.  Plus the obligatory Tretchikoff, of course